WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. – On Fourth of July, Washington County is stepping up police presence throughout the local region as part of the ongoing “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement crackdown to catch and arrest impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk.
“Local police will be out in force throughout this Independence Day, on the lookout for motorists who have had too much alcohol to be behind the wheel of a vehicle,” said Undersheriff John Winchell. “Police will have zero tolerance for alcohol scofflaws who drink and drive this July 4th, putting themselves and everyone else on Washington County roads at risk of life and limb.”
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office recommends these simple tips for a safe Fourth of July:
· Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
· Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
· If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
· If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office
For more information, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober